Managing Hazardous Waste

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Disposal Fee

H&SC Sections 25174.1 through 25174.7, 25205.5.1 and Section 66269.2 of Title 22 CCR)

Persons who dispose of hazardous waste to land at an authorized hazardous waste disposal facility in California will pay a fee directly to the disposal facility, and the disposal facility will transmit the fee to CDTFA for deposit into the Hazardous Waste Control Account (HWCA). The fees specified in Table 1, established in H&SC Section 25174.6(a), are the rates for Calendar Year (CY) 2021 and are adjusted annually, except for the non-Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Cleanup Waste rate, to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) as determined by the Department of Industrial Relations. Disposal Fees are calculated using the total wet weight measured in tons, or fractions thereof, of the hazardous waste in the form in which the hazardous waste existed at the time of disposal, submission for disposal, or application to land using a land disposal method as defined in Section 66260.10 of Title 22 CCR.

Table 1: Land Disposal Fees for CY 2021

Due Date: Upon disposal at the disposal facility
Base Rate $155.05

Waste CategoryRate
Non-RCRA cleanup wastes* (excluding asbestos)$ 5.72/ton
Other non-RCRA wastes* (including asbestos)$ 25.29/ton
Ores and Minerals*, Mining Waste$ 20.16/ton
Extremely Hazardous Waste$310.10/ton
Restricted Hazardous Waste$310.10/ton
RCRA hazardous waste, not elsewhere classified$ 62.64/ton
RCRA hazardous waste treated at the facility to be non-RCRA or nonhazardous$ 25.29/ton
RCRA hazardous waste generated in a cleanup action and treated to non-RCRA standards$ 5.72/ton
Incineration or dechlorination residues disposed in-state$ 7.75/ton
Waste disposed out-of-state, or Exempt Waste$ 0.00

*Fees are paid on the first 5,000 tons per month disposed of or submitted for disposal
of non-RCRA and mining waste at each onsite or offsite facility by each generator.

Land Disposal Fees do not apply to any of the following: (H&SC Section 25174.1)

  1. Hazardous waste that results when a government agency, or its contractor, removes or remedies a release of hazardous waste in the state caused by another person.
  2. Hazardous waste generated or disposed of by a public agency operating a household hazardous waste collection facility in the state pursuant to H&SC, Division 20, Chapter 6.5, Article 10.8, commencing with Section 25218, including, hazardous waste received from conditionally exempt small quantity commercial generators.
  3. Hazardous waste generated or disposed of by local vector control agencies that have entered into a cooperative agreement pursuant to H&SC Section 116180 or by county agricultural commissioners, if the hazardous waste resulted from their control or regulatory activities and if they comply with the requirements of this chapter and regulations adopted.
  4. Hazardous waste disposed of, or submitted for disposal or treatment, which is discovered and separated from solid waste as part of a load checking program.
  5. Hazardous waste disposed of by any person who acquires land for the sole purpose of owner-occupied single-family residential use, and who acquires that land without actual or constructive notice or knowledge that there is a tank containing hazardous waste on or under that property, if the waste is disposed in connection with the removal of the tank.